Chalons-s-S.; Paris: Published by the author, 1872. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 1/2 x 6"). , 559, pp. Original 3/4 spotted calf over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and ruling to spine. Marbled endpapers.
Profusely illustrated throughout with numerous in-text figs and 7 full-page plates (including one folding), Chabas' "Études sur l'Antiquité Historique" is a study of the ancient history according to Egyptian sources and prehistoric monuments.
Ex-library copy with sticker at upper front cover, bookplate on inside of front cover, and pocket at rear. Binding rubbed along edges with some abrasion to calf. Closed tears along joints. Minor and sporadic contemporary previous owner's annotations throughout (not affecting lettering). Text in French. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good to very good condition. g- to vg. Item #43393
About the author: François Joseph Chabas (1817-1882) was a French Egyptologist who came from a modest background. He studied at Chalon and became a wine merchant. Self-taught, he learned Latin, Greek and other languages. Interested in anthropology, he turned to study Old Egyptian languages. Chabas was a member of several learned societies and later president of the Conseil departemental of Saône-et-Loire. Between 1876 and 1880, Chabas edited the journal L'Égyptologie. His works have contributed much to elucidate the history of the invasion and repulsion of the Hyksos in Egypt. Chabas was elected a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1865. (From Wikipedia).